SNAKES' Fandango Ticket Sales Have Bite

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Fandango, the nation’s largest movie ticketing service sees Samuel L. Jackson thriller devouring 62% of day-before-release ticket sales.

Fandango, the nation’s largest online, phone and mobile movie ticketing service, reports that SNAKES ON A PLANE swallowed 62% of Thursday’s ticket sales. In a recent Fandango online poll, 41% of respondents said they plan to see the movie on opening weekend.

In other summer movie news, Fandango recently surveyed several thousand ticket-buyers and found that:

  •      Summer 2006 Movies Had More Appeal: 59% of moviegoers said they found this summer’s movies more interesting than the movies released in the summer of 2005;
  •     Fans Saw More Movies This Summer: 44% of moviegoers said they went to the theater more often this summer than last summer;
  •     Critics Don’t Affect Moviegoing: 71% of respondents said they are not influenced by the reviews of professional critics in making their moviegoing decisions.

Fandango has enjoyed a record-setting season of Web site traffic, with 5.7 million unique visitors in July 2006 (according to Nielsen//NetRatings), up 50% compared to July 2005’s 3.8 million unique visitors. These numbers represent the strongest growth rate in the movie ticketing category.

About Fandango

Fandango, the nation’s largest movie ticketing service, sells tickets to more than 14,000 screens and 1,200 theaters. One of the Web’s top movie destinations (according to Nielsen//NetRatings), Fandango entertains and informs moviegoers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and buy tickets up to 45 days in advance. Fandango is available at, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at

Fandango theater partners include the nation’s leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Colorado Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Flagship Theatres, Galaxy Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, R/C Theatres, Signature Theatres, Wallace Theaters and Wehrenberg Theatres.

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